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UT energy experts weigh in on PG&E bankruptcy filing

Feb. 14, 2019

Joshua Rhodes and Todd Davidson assess the fallout California’s largest utility faces from $30 billion in liability claims related to wildfires sparked by its electric system.

PG&E's Bankruptcy Could Hurt California’s Aggressive Climate Goals

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Joshua Rhodes, Energy Institute/Cockrell School of Engineering

Amid PG&E Bankruptcy, Rooftop Solar Could Help The Power Grid Fight Wildfires

5th annual UT Energy Week scheduled for February 4 – 8

Dec. 19, 2018

Scott W. Tinker, Director of UT’s Bureau of Economic Geology, will deliver the keynote address during UT Energy Week 2019...

DOE grant allows UT Austin to participate in new network of high-intensity, ultrafast lasers

Dec. 19, 2018

UT Austin has received $1.2 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fusion Energy Sciences to participate in LaserNetUS...

2019 UT Energy Journalism Fellowships announced

Dec. 19, 2018

The Energy Institute has awarded the 2019 Fellowship to two outstanding reporters, Eliván Martínez Mercado and Asher Price...

New research shows how and where produced water is stored affects risk of earthquakes

Dec. 19, 2018

New research led by UT Austin has found that where water produced during oil and gas production is stored underground influences...

Petroleum Engineering Prof. Gary Pope named UT Inventor of the Year

Dec. 19, 2018

For many years, UT Austin Petroleum Engineering Prof. Gary Pope has been recognized as one of the world’s renowned experts...

Climate change is no longer a technological challenge – it is an economic one

Dec. 19, 2018

The recent release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report contains some grim warnings, but it is also a reminder...

Despite the blue wave, the U.S. failed to pass its first carbon tax

Dec. 19, 2018

While the U.S. has enacted policies aimed at lowering carbon dioxide emissions, such as Renewable Portfolio Standards and federal tax credits...

New center to explore better water purification methods

Oct. 31, 2018

A new UT Austin research center will focus on finding more creative approaches to use and reuse existing water supplies and improve water purification methods...